Clean food refers to food that is as close to its natural state as possible. The closer a food is to its natural state when it meets your digestive system the more able it is to deliver life giving vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and oils.
Our bodies know how to process “natural-state” or “clean” food. Our digestive system can easily extract what it needs because it recognizes everything as coming from an organic source. Clean food has not been denatured and there are no chemical fillers and other additives to get in the way.
When we eat processed food our bodies have to carefully sort through the sludge, extract the usable bits and somehow dispose of all the waste. This requires extra energy and since we are getting less energy from processed food already you can start to understand why eating processed food is life-depleting rather than life-giving, slowly eroding our health and vital force.
Eating processed food is kind of like panning for gold. You have to swish around a lot of mud before you find a usable nugget. Fresh natural-state organic food is like pure gold to our digestive system ... all the bits are usable.
Eating food in its natural state or close to a natural state is not only better for your body and soul, but it is a responsible way to practice stewardship of our planet. Fresh produce from your back yard or local farmers market doesn’t require plastic, Styrofoam, or cardboard packaging. In fact all those produce trimmings (natural packaging) can be composted to create organic soil for next year’s crop.
Whatever you want to call it, low crap, clean or natural-state, this is the food that will heal disease, repair injuries, and keep you young and alert.